Mr. Cristalli is a shareholder in the firm's Government Investigations & Business Crimes Group. He is an accomplished trial attorney, representing clients in complex criminal, as well as corporate and civil litigation matters. Mr. Cristalli is also currently an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, and a legal analyst for MSNBC.
Mr. Cristalli has successfully litigated some of the most high profile cases in the state of Nevada, representing clients nationwide and internationally. He is regarded as one of the premier trial attorneys in Nevada.
Mr. Cristalli created and starred in a documentary called “The Defenders,” which highlighted his practice. The documentary was developed into a CBS network drama entitled “The Defenders” starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell. Mr. Cristalli served as an executive consultant on the show and consulted extensively on scripts in collaboration with the writers.
Mr. Cristalli has made multiple guest appearances on national and local television shows. He is a legal analyst for MSNBC , and has been interviewed on Larry King Live, Greta Van Susteren and Good Morning America, as well as Fox and Friends in the Morning. His cases have been featured on Dateline NBC, CBS 48 Hours, Lifetime and Snapped.
Mr. Cristalli is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. He previously hosted the “Real Defenders” radio show on CBS radio, and currently hosts the “Legal Hour” at K Dawn radio.
Additionally, Mr. Cristalli was named a Mountain States Super Lawyer in 2014.
Mr. Cristalli is also the author of a column entitled On the Stand with Attorney Michael Cristalli. He is a guest columnist for The Travel Joint, providing insight on the legal aspects for Marijuana laws.
The Travel Joint, On the Stand with Attorney Michael Cristalli , November 5, 2013
The Travel Joint, Marijuana Federal vs. State , November 18, 2013
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Gordon Silver Ranks in Top 10 of Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys List
The Las Vegas Business Press published the 2014 Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys List. The list is based on law firms ranked by the number of business and commercial attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gordon Silver is ranked #9a on the list for 2014.
Posted on: Sep 26th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press Thirty Gordon Silver Lawyers Selected As Super Lawyers For 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that 19 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers . In addition, 11 of our lawyers have been selected as Rising Stars.
Posted on: Apr 11th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source: Michael Cristalli of Gordon Silver speaks on O.J. Simpson Las Vegas Trial - MSNBC
Michael Cristalli of Gordon Silver speaks on O.J. Simpson Las Vegas Trial - MSNBC
Posted on: May 13th, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: MSNBC Face to Face: Michael Cristalli
Nevada Business Magazine asks Michael Cristalli a series of questions about his history, his personal life, his career and how he got to where he is today.
Posted on: Mar 01st, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Business Magazine The People: Michael Cristalli
Michael V. Cristalli joined and was named partner at Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
Posted on: Feb 13th, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: VEGAS INC. On the Move: Michael Cristalli
Gordon Silver named Michael Cristalli partner.
Posted on: Jan 30th, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press Michael V. Cristalli, Esq. Joins Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law as Partner
Michael V. Cristalli recently joined and was named partner at Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law, one of Nevada's oldest and largest law firms.
Posted on: Jan 24th, 2012 Posted In: Press Releases Source: Gordon Silver Cristalli Named Partner at Gordon Silver Law Firm
Michael V. Cristalli, Esq. recently joined and was named partner at Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law, one of Nevada's oldest and largest law firms. He specializes in government investigations and business crimes and was formerly a partner of Law Office of Michael V. Cristalli.
Posted on: Jan 18th, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Mirror
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